From the WWDC closing session, 1997. Watch it all to fully appreciate the passion, but around 16:30 in the video, you’ll hear Steve talk about the future of data access, something we will all know soon as iCloud.
Truer Words: “But mostly, since I learned in a text message from Corinne that “Steve Jobs died”, I’ve been thinking about friends we never meet. People we interact with every day but in a very one-sided way, and how they can be important to us without them ever knowing it. And how it hurts to lose them, even if they were never really there.”
Scott Adams: http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/1955__2011/
Web comic xkcd: http://xkcd.com/961/
Video of “The Crazy Ones” where Steve Jobs does the voiceover: http://www.loopinsight.com/2011/10/06/steve-jobs-narrates-the-crazy-ones/
I re-read a transcript of his 2005 speech to Standford graduates last night after I heard about his death. I worked with people at Apple from 2004 to 2006 while a product manager for UserLand Software, the company that made the first blogging software, Radio UserLand. I wrote code and traveled to some conferences where I met people that worked with Steve. It was as close as I ever got to meeting him.
Steve Jobs has always held a special place in my personal and professional life. His brand of drive and commitment was something I admired, and in recent years, have forgotten to apply to myself. Like many today, I’ll be remembering stories of previous Apple products and how they affected and continue to affect me.
Without a doubt, I would not be the person am I today without the opportunities and tools that Steve Jobs gave us all.
A link to the Wired review of Steve’s life and career. If you’re just hearing of the news, read this first.